Product Manager

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
Job Functions:
Product, Data Science
Employment Types:
Full-time
Locations:
Columbus, OH, USA
Posted on:
08/29/2022

COTA offers competitive benefits including: medical/Rx, vision, dental, supplemental insurance, life insurance, employee discounts, employee bus pass; wellness initiatives, on-site cooking classes & chair massages, on-site Health Coaches & Dietitians, tuition reimbursement, and retirement benefits through OPERS & Ohio Deferred Compensation.

Join the organization that received Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award from the American Public Transit Association in 2018 & 2020!

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is central Ohio's public transportation provider, providing nearly 19 million passenger trips per year servicing Franklin County and parts of Delaware, Fairfield, Licking and Union counties. Guided by our 2019-2024 Strategic Plan, our vision is to move every life forward. Our mission is to provide solutions that connect people to prosperity through innovation, dedication and teamwork.

Salary: $85,839- $97,976

Location: 33 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43215

Benefits: COTA offers competitive benefits including: medical/Rx, vision, dental, supplemental insurance, life insurance, employee discounts, employee bus pass; wellness initiatives, on-site cooking classes & chair massages, on-site Health Coaches & Dietitians, tuition reimbursement, and retirement benefits through OPERS & Ohio Deferred Compensation.

Position Summary:

COTA's Product Manager role is responsible for developing and leading product strategy. Leverage deep understanding of customer workflows in order to solve meaningful problems through information-driven solutions. This role will provide business leadership through all stages of the product lifecycle, and will be responsible for driving alignment across the organization on roadmap development, prioritization and investment decisions.

Performs duties in alignment with the 2019 - 2024 COTA Strategic Plan and in support of the organization's vision To Move Every Life Forward.

This Position is Responsible For:

  • Strategic Roadmap - Develops strategy to drive growth programmatically in opportune or needed areas. Internalizes overall company strategy such that it informs market requirements and feature prioritization. Creates and justifies product strategy, conceives new opportunities for major feature/function enhancements;
  • Product Roadmap - Understands market priorities and works with other product managers and technology partners to identify solutions. Develops compelling and actionable product roadmap. Prioritizes and sequences product features and stories to meet market demands. Leads feature and roadmap definition for a specific product area. Delivers prioritized recommendations and business cases;
  • Product Requirements - Documents clear and measurable product requirements, makes data-driven prioritization recommendations, and understands practical trade-offs between implementation and functionality. Creates detailed product specifications using written requirements, business rules, process flows and use cases; incorporates user experience generated deliverables such as prototypes, wireframes and design and copy documents;
  • Product Delivery - Manages the development and launch of new features and functionality through the entire product development lifecycle process from concept through implementation and release. Authors market requirements/agile epics and bring forward market requirements/agile epics to grow products;
  • Business Plan/Product Profitability - Constructs and justifies business plan for approval. Owns topline for assigned products. Establishes actionable roadmaps, content plans, development plans, launch plans and budgets; and,
  • Go-to-Market Roadmap - Can develop full launch package including pricing and product bundling options; targeted segments; competitive analysis; and provides feedback as necessary into feature/function built. Ability to analyze market data and develop programs to market products and support the sales effort.
  • May be required to be available through a mobile device via voice and/or data during and outside of normal working hours, at the manager's discretion, and must respond within a reasonable timeframe;

At Minimum You'll Need:

  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree in a scientific, technological or business-related field. Advanced degree in a scientific discipline and/or MBA strongly preferred. Five (5) years' experience in product management, scientific management, or strategy.
  • PMP or ITIL certification preferred.

COTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are of core importance and essential to the success of the organization. All employment decisions are based on job needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. COTA believes that diverse and inclusive organizations gain the benefits in creating a stronger and more effective workforce resulting in services that better meet the needs of consumers and in result Move Every Life Forward.